Your Get Fit, Healthy and Active Playbook

Far too often fitness is presented as complicated and confusing.

Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Being fit comes from living the following simple everyday practices:

Throw out your big dinner plates. Using small plates at home effortlessly reduces calorie intake and promotes weight loss.

Make exercise a regular part of your life.

Create a network of accountability with workout partners or by working with me, your local fitness expert. Know what you want to accomplish.

Visualize the end result of your hard work.

Believe in you. I know that you CAN accomplish your goals.

Don't be a wimp. Keep the intensity high during your workouts. Remember that you don't want to kill time; you want to burn calories and strengthen your body through intense exercise.

Drink water all day long.

Know when to ask for help.  

Incorporate High Intensity Interval Training into your routine by doing bursts of high intensity rather than exercising at a single steady pace.

Maintain your metabolism by eating a healthy snack or meal every three hours. This food should be unprocessed, low in fat and high in fiber.

Forget will-power; it's about WANT-power. How badly do you want it.

Never eat processed foods. These items are high in empty calories and contain a plethora of chemicals that are harmful to your health.

Fat contains twice the caloric density of carbohydrates and protein, so limit the amount of it that you eat.

Fill your diet with lean protein and carbohydrates from leafy plants and whole grains.

It's OK to be a skeptic. Watch out for products that are labeled as ‘health food'. Always read the nutrition labels and make your own informed opinion.